This series introduces you to the new people in the UON community and shares the knowledge and expertise of these leading commentators and thinkers.

New Professors Talk

The University of Newcastle is proud to present its new professors through a dynamic public lecture series, 'New Professors Talk'. This series introduces you to the new people in our community and shares the knowledge and expertise of these leading commentators and thinkers.

Join Professor Shelly Lane on Wednesday 27 April 2016 at the Newcastle Museum as she presents:

Kids just want to be kids

“As different as they look and are, no matter where they live, kids just want to be kids. They want to do the things that other kids do.” This quote, taken from the preface of her recent text Kids Can Be Kids, captures the motivation behind Professor Shelly Lane’s research and teaching.

Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, sensory integration and processing deficits, poor motor planning and execution all impact childhood participation. Professor Lane strives to understand these hurdles to participation so that occupational therapy can help children and families optimise ability, diminish the impact of disability, and engage in everyday life.

Professor Lane joins UON from Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, where she spent 13 years as Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy and six years as Director Post Professional Education in Occupational Therapy and Assistant Dean of Research for the School of Allied Health Professionals.

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For more information on the New Professors Talk series, please contact the Office of Alumni and Philanthropy on +612 4921 6380 or external.relations@newcastle.edu.au